A new year is a great time to not only look ahead to the future, but also to reflect on the previous year. Going into 2016, instead of setting a resolution, I’ve decided to take the time to focus on what made 2015 productive.
On this episode of the Business of Dentistry podcast, I’m diving deep into what I am grateful for—including aspects from my personal life and from my business. I share how I improved in 2015, and what that improvement has done for my life personally and professionally. Listen in – it should be different!
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I strongly believe in making lists so I decided to write a list of all the things I was grateful for in 2015. And I did this as an exercise in reflection, another thing that is important to me; I believe successful people have a sense of gratitude.
The first thing that comes to mind when I think about my success in 2015 is my improved physical fitness. Each morning I start my day by working out in my home gym. I love starting each day with running on the treadmill and doing body weight exercises.
This routine has brought me many benefits, including a healthier body weight, an improved cardiac reserve, and enhanced strength. Being physically fit makes me better, both personally and professionally.
Additionally, I am grateful for my improved mental health in 2015. This includes implementing a meditation practice. Meditation is another part of my morning ritual that allows me to start my day with clarity.
Practicing Jiu-Jitsu also contributes to my mental health. My Jiu-Jitsu practice begins with bowing before I step on the mat. This signifies a separation between the practice and the world. I am fully present during my practice, and am able to leave behind my worries and distractions. Martial arts in general gets me out of my comfort zone and expands my mind.
I find that I am happier and more relaxed when I take the time to focus on my physical and mental health. Taking care of myself makes me a better person, as well as more efficient in my dental practice.
On today’s show I share how I’ve improved my well being, as well as business skills as a dental professional. I also talk about relationships, both the people in my life that I’m thankful for as well as how I’ve ended relationships that were no longer healthy and beneficial. To hear more about my reflection and gratitude check out this episode of the Business of Dentistry Podcast!